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Those who think they can threaten the sovereignty of Nigeria will have themselves to blame – President Tinubu warns

President Bola Tinubu has said that heavy punishment awaits anyone who threatens the sovereignty and security of Nigeria.

The President said this when he received the leadership of Afenifere in the State House Abuja on Wednesday, April 17.

“Those who think they can threaten the sovereignty of Nigeria will have themselves to blame. They have a price to pay. And we are not going to relent.

This comes days after Yoruba Nation agitators, dressed in military camouflage and armed with guns, stormed the Oyo State Government Secretariat, attempting to hoist the Yoruba Nation flag on the premises of the Oyo State House of Assembly. The Yoruba Nation promoters are seeking the breakaway of the Yoruba ethnic group from the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“I am irrevocably committed to the unity of Nigeria and constitutional democracy. Constitutional democracy has been reflected greatly here since we assumed office. What we face now is the challenge of terrorism. Security of life and property is necessary for development. I can tell you we are achieving success. We have degraded terrorism to a level that it can no longer threaten Nigeria’s sovereignty. Banditry and kidnapping will be defeated. And there is no payment of ransom whatsoever. We are taking the battle to them. We are getting results more rapidly than before. We are working hard on intelligence gathering” he said

The President said his administration was re-engineering Nigeria’s finances and seeking to boost citizens’ purchasing power and spread prosperity by instituting a credit system where the element of cash does not impede a significantly enhanced standard of living for all citizens. He argued that Nigeria must first secure itself economically before achieving its more sophisticated objectives.

“We are committed to our country’s economic survival. To re-engineer our country’s finances, we must start in earnest,” he explained.

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